"The committee was formed after the student protests and occupations in Amsterdam last year and its members were selected by the movement. During the occupations you could read banners saying: "No democratization without decolonization".
The report now makes first concrete proposals for how to decolonize
(eurocentric) knowledge and the univsesity, and why. A major focus is the differences between "internationalization" and diversity in knowledge in curricular.
It says: "Diversity in knowledge refers to the challenge to broaden academic traditions and mainstream canons which are solely centered on Europe and the US, by adopting other academic perspectives and approaches to teaching and learning. We envision a university community that is conscious of how academic knowledge is influenced by its historical conditions, and of its social and environmental impact."
The report is also meant to suport similar debates at universities acroos the earth. We have the hope it can be a powerful tool for student movements in their own struggels for social justice and freedom."